HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORS’ CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

TUESDAY, APRIL 03, 2012

9:00 AM

 

A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

B.                  MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGENDA

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Recognizing the 95th Birthday of Doug Stockly. (Supervisor Virginia Bass).

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors ratify the Resolution recognizing the 95th Birthday of Doug Stockly.

2.                   Distinguished Service Award Recognizing Randy Brown. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors ratify the Distinguished Service Award for Randy Brown.

3.                   Reaffirm the Board's Position Opposing the Northwest Navy Training Complex off the Humbodlt County Coast. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith & Supervisor Clif Clendenen)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the letter reaffirming the Board's position opposing the Northwest Navy Training Complex off the Humboldt County Coast.

4.                   Letter to the California Fish & Game Commission Reaffirming the Board's Support for the North Coast Study Regions Unified Array as it Relates to the Marine Protected Area Proposal for Northern California. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Chair to sign the letter reaffirming the Board's support for the North Coast Study Regions Unified Array as it relates to the Marine Protected Area Proposal for Northern California.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Board Orders - Meeting of March 27, 2012.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the Board Order and authorize the Clerk of the Board and Board Chair to sign the minute book in accordance with California Government Code Section 25103.

County Administrative Office

6.                   Social Media Policy.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached Social Media Policy as an official county policy.

County Counsel

7.                   Administrative Abatement Funding Transfer; Russell Papstein 4181 Weiler Road, Eureka, CA AP#019-161-021

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the cost of abatement to be advanced by the County of Humboldt, pursuant to Humboldt County Code section 351-31, and if unpaid by the property owner, that a lien be placed against the parcel in the amount of the costs of abatement purusant to Humboldt County Code sections 351-33 to 351-44; authorize a transfer from the Code Enforcement Trust Fund, account #3440000, in the amount of $6,000 to the County Counsel's revenue account #1100-121-603-040 to cover the cost of the abatement; and authorize the Auditor-Controller to exectue the supplemental budget shown in Attachment A for fiscal year 2011/2012.

Public Works

8.                   Annual Revisions to the County of Humboldt Maintained Road System.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution to accept roads into the county Maintained Road System; adopt the resolution for annual revisions in the Ocunty Maintained Road System 2011-2012; and direct the Clerk of the Board to provide a certified copy of the Board Order and resolution to the Department of Public Works for submittal to California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)

9.                   Walnut Drive (3J300) & Hemlock Street (3K261) Overlay and Sidewalk Infill Project, Contract No.: 211010.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the plans and specifications and direct the Clerk of the Board to advertise the above-mentioned project as required by Section 22037 of the California Public Contract Code with Bids to be opened on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM.

10.               Contract for Design Engineering and Project Development for Pine Hill Road Bridge (04C-0173) Over Swain Slough.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors execute the contract for design and project development sergices for construction of a new bridge on Pine Hill Road of Swain Slough.

11.               Traffic Signal Facilities Operation and Maintenance Agreement for Sharing Cost of Traffic Signals between City of Eureka and County of Humboldt.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors approve the City/County agreement for sharing of costs for intra-jurisdictional traffic signals on the City/County line along Harrison Avenue, and authorize the Chair to execute the agreemtent.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

12.               Refunding the 2003 'Justice Facilities' Certificates of Participation (COP), and the 2004 'Animal Control' COP to reduce ongoing debt service costs.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors authorize the Treasurer-Tax Collector to pursue the refunding (refinancing) of the 2003 and 2004 COPs together  into a single debt service obligation; restrict the amount to be refinanced to only the debt outstanding on the COPs as of the date the refunding takes place; restrict the maximum term for refunding to the current final maturity year of the 2003 COP, which is the year 2026, or 14 years; authorize the Treasurer – Tax Collector to solicit requests for the refunding from 3 Financial Advisor (FA) firms to ensure the County receives financing proposals competitive in the financial service sector; allow the Treasurer – Tax Collector submit a recommendation to the County Administrative Officer (CAO) stating the suggested method of financing and the firm (s) through which the refunding should be contracted, and why that method and firm is being recommended; and following a consensus with the CAO direct the Treasurer – Tax Collector to bring back the appropriate contracts to authorize the refunding of the 2003 and 2004 COPs by the Board of Supervisors.

D.                  SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

1.                   Proclamation and Presentation Recognizing April, 2012 as National County Government Month. (Supervisor Jimmy Smith & Supervisor Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors adopt the Proclamation and hear the Presentation.

2.                   Proclaim April 2012 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Supervisor Virginia Bass.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   Proclaim April 2012 as "Grange Month" in Humboldt County. Mark Lovelace.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

4.                   National Library Week Supervisor Virginia Bass

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

E.                  MATTERS SET FOR TIME CERTAIN

F.                  ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT

G.                 MATTERS INITIATED BY BOARD MEMBERS

H.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session to consider the appointment for the position of Director of Planning & Building  pursuant to Government Code sections 54954.5 and 54957.

RECOMMENDATION: 

J.                   PUBLIC APPEARANCES

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber by 1:25 p.m.

 

K.                  ADMINISTRATIVE ABATEMENT HEARINGS

L.                   PUBLIC HEARINGS

M.                 AFTERNOON DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.                   County Administration Officer:  Update on Negotiations for Second Airline Service at Arcata/Eureka Airport (ACV) and Various Other Topics.

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors receive an oral report from the County Administrative Officer on recent developments in negotiations for a second airline at ACV, and various other topics and take action as may be required.

2.                   HCAOG Board Membership (Supervisor Virginia Bass)

RECOMMENDATION: That the Board of Supervisors review and discuss the questions related to expanding membership of the HCAOG Board to include Tribal representation, and provide direction as appropriate to the County's representative on the HCAOG Board regarding the questions related to expanded membership.

3.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost, Meeting Attendance, and Supervisorial District Matters.

N.                  ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.

There are no Board meetings on the following days in 2012: January 31, 2012 (5th Tuesday); February 21, 2012 (Presidents’ week), May 29, 2012 (5th Tuesday); July 31, 2012 (5th Tuesday/Summer Break); August 7, 2012 (Summer Break); October 30, 2012 (5th Tuesday); November 20, 2012 (Thanksgiving Break); November 27, 2012 (CSAC Conference); December 25, 2011 (Christmas Break).

 

CURRENT OPENINGS ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

Ø      Area 1 Developmental Disability Board

Ø      Assessment Appeals Board

Ø      Citizen’s Law Enforcement Liaison Committee

Ø      Emergency Medical Care Committee

Ø      Fire Safe Council

Ø      Fish and Game Advisory Commission

Ø      Housing Authority Commission

Ø      Human Rights Commission

Ø      In-Home Supportive Services Advisory

Committee

Ø      Mental Health Board

Ø      Public Property Leasing Corporation

Ø      Status of Women Commission

Ø      Williamson Act Advisory Committee

Ø      Workforce Investment Board

 

 

To request an application, please contact the Clerk of the Board at 476-2384.

BARRING ANY UNFORESEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR SCHEDULING CHANGES, REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUDDEN LINK, CHANNEL 10, AND ARE REBROADCAST ON FRIDAY AT 6:30 P.M.

County of Humboldt Web Site:  http://www.co.humboldt.ca.us